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Golez blames economy for AFP's state
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:01:55 AM »
WHY IS THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY EQUIPMENT SO BACKWARD? IT'S THE ECONOMY, SIR!
By Roilo Golez
Former National Security Adviser

http://roilogolez.blogspot.com/2016/10/why-is-philippine-military-equipment-so.html

Had we invested more on modern weapons systems the way Singapore and Malaysia have done, had we succeeded in improving our economy the way South Korea and China have done ( in 2015 I delivered a talk in the PMAAA General Assembly where I said our military weakness was due to weakness in our economy ), the Philippines would for sure be given more respect. I presented these figures in the PMAAA address to illustrate that it was all about the economy. Its the economy, stupid!

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I remember when I was talking to the Korean midshipman who entered United State Naval Academy one year behind me. He told me Koreans were working hard to achieve what we had achieved in 1967 when our per capita was almost double theirs. I remember when I visited Indonesia in 1970 when our economy was superior to that of Indonesia. They looked up at us.  Look where they are now after 47 years!

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